Barrick destroys communities around the world in their pathological quest for a metal that we no longer need to mine. Join us as we stand in solidarity with communities directly impacted by this gold mining giant!
This annual general meeting is taking place while:
• Barrick is facing a court case in the British High Court seeking damages for the death and injury of local villagers in Tanzania.
• Communities in Papua New Guinea are making urgent calls for resettlement away from the mine site and community members are compensation for killings and sexual assault.
• Communities in the Dominican Republic are also seeking urgent relocation away from the contaminated mine site, and to be compensated for their economic losses from dead cattle and contaminated produce.
• Indigenous Diaguita communities in Chile are fighting to stop the Pascua Lama project, which does not have their consent and has been poisoning their scarce water resources.
• Communities on Marinduque Island in the Philippines are seeking damages from a mine tailings disaster, considered the worst mining disaster in the Philippines.
• Barrick is being sued for fraud by their own shareholders because they lied about meeting environmental regulations in Chile and the cost and time estimates for their Pascua Lama project.
***Musical Performances by Amai Kuda, Test Their Logik, and more! ***
WHERE: Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front St, Toronto
WHEN: April 30, 2014 @ 11am
Please come out and support the communities negatively affected by Barrick. Through grassroots solidarity, we can ensure that their perspectives and needs are heard loud and clear in Toronto!
LEAD UP EVENTS:
Peter Munk, Barrick Gold, and the U of T: 2 events!
At Barrick's annual general meeting this year, Barrick Gold is set to add David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto, to their board of directors. Naylor was president of UofT during the signing of the controversial and secretive "Munk Contract" which established the Munk School of Global Affairs. Find out how the Munk School has been used to meet Peter Munk's foreign policy objectives so far. Learn the inside story about how this contract was approved. And engage in a broad discussion (participation encouraged) about what this means for students at the University and the public at large.
WHEN: Thursday, April 24 6:30pm
WHERE: 252 Bloor St., OISE, room 5150
WHAT: Discussion and storytelling: Munk, Barrick, and the UofT
*this is an accessible venue
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 6:30pm
WHERE: Harvest Noon 16 Bancroft Ave (upstairs)
WHAT: Story-telling and art making: Munk OUT of UofT • Naylor OUT of Barrick Gold!